National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat-of-Arms of the Town of Sárbogárd [¤]
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Sárbogárd

(The County of Fejér)

Sárbogárd, a small town in the county of Fejér, came into existence by the unification of several localities of historical importance, namely Bogárd, Tinód, Szentmárton, Szered, Töbörzsök, Körtvélyes, Lók, Szentmiklós, Mindszent, Egres, Hatvan and Rétszilas.

The centre of the town is a settlement of more than 600 years of history. The rows of houses and plots of land forming several streets are situated along the left bank of the Sárvíz.

The coat-of-arms originates from the time when Sárbogárd was a market town. Kite shield azure, an anchor encircled by a serpent plié en rond with foi, all argent. Across the top a triple-pointed coronet of the lesser nobility. Shield supported by two lions or, armed gules, rampant-combatant on wheat ears or, holding the shield with their forepaws.

The snake biting its own tail is a representation of eternal revival and the circulation of life, for the settlement was devastated several times during its stormy history, but later it always became re-populated and started to develop again.

The motive of the two hands dorsed has a double meaning: this is the traditional way of merchants shaking hands after effecting sale, but it also relates to the unification of the settlements.

The three-pointed coronet symbolises the role that lesser nobles played in forming and keeping the settlement alive. The present-day town centre and the settlements attached to it used to be owned by Patzinak families who, in the course of the 14th century, integrated into the organisation of the counties governed by lesser nobles. As a result, the owner or owners of a settlement constituted villages, the residents of which were only composed of serfs and the family members of lesser nobles.

The wheat ears are a symbolic representation of the fact that the area is agricultural, capable of supporting the population living in it.

The two lions, as if issuing from the wheat ears, symbolise power and independence, and are the defenders of the settlement as well.

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Pictures:

1. The Roman Catholic church at Sárszentmiklós

2. Térmeg House, Regional Museum

3. Residential district for the military

4. Sándor Petőfi Secondary Grammar School and Vocational School for Telecommunications

5. Patkó Inn